I recently saw the tag "hot" in a question. However, looking at the questions tagged with this, both temperature-related and spiciness-related meanings are used.

Either meanings have better tags, e.g. temperature or spicy-hot (or others, I haven't checked carefully).

Could we please delete this tag?

  • This meta question actually asks for this, and many others. I have no idea if this was implemented or not (question is 6 years old). meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/467/…
    – Mien
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 10:20
  • I noticed it too. Temp and spicy-hot are better tags even without the ambiguity.
    – Jolenealaska Mod
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 10:24

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I agree. I already tag-edited all questions where it was used to mean , and, in two cases, .

For the spicy-hot use, I created a tag synonym suggestion. Please vote on it: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags/spicy-hot/synonyms.

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    I went ahead and just merged hot into spicy-hot (which creates the synonym directly).
    – Cascabel Mod
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 11:40

How about two tags:

  • hot (temperature)
  • hot (spicy)

I don't know if tags support parenthesis.

  • There's already spicy-hot and temperature. And, no, you can't use punctuation other than dashes (as word separators). As a note, there is no longer a tag hot. It's already been deleted. :)
    – Catija
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 19:30

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